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Stepan Stock Forecast, Price & News

$114.10
+0.16 (+0.14 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$112.56
Now: $114.10
$115.51
50-Day Range
$108.60
MA: $114.60
$117.76
52-Week Range
$69.33
Now: $114.10
$118.82
Volume266,288 shs
Average Volume108,042 shs
Market Capitalization$2.56 billion
P/E Ratio23.87
Dividend Yield0.97%
Beta1.01
Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.80 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
CUSIP85858610
Phone847-446-7500

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.86 billion
Cash Flow$8.70 per share
Book Value$39.66 per share

Profitability

Net Income$103.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,284
Market Cap$2.56 billion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$114.10
+0.16 (+0.14 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Stepan's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Stepan's stock was trading at $76.60 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SCL stock has increased by 49.0% and is now trading at $114.10.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Stepan?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 28th 2020.
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How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 22nd. The basic materials company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.20 by $0.45. The basic materials company earned $460.55 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $437.50 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 13.22% and a net margin of 6.15%.
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How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share on Tuesday, September 15th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 28th.
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What price target have analysts set for SCL?

3 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $101.00 to $113.00. On average, they expect Stepan's share price to reach $107.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.2%.
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Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 295,200 shares, an increase of 9.5% from the August 15th total of 269,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 87,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Currently, 1.4% of the company's shares are sold short.
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Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include Visa (V), AbbVie (ABBV), PepsiCo (PEP), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), Mastercard (MA), Medtronic (MDT), Ross Stores (ROST) and Sherwin-Williams (SHW).

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 55)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 49)
  • Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 57)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 46)

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.07%), HighTower Advisors LLC (8.84%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.05%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.04%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.88%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (0.69%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, David Kabbes, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, Luis Rojo, Robert Victor Slone, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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Which major investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., ProShare Advisors LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., and Principal Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Gregory E Lawton, Scott R Behrens, and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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Which major investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., O Keefe Stevens Advisory Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Mackay Shields LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., and Phocas Financial Corp.. Company insiders that have bought Stepan stock in the last two years include David Kabbes, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, and Luis Rojo.
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How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $114.10.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion and generates $1.86 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $103.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.12 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,284 workers across the globe.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is www.stepan.com.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 9/20/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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